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Positive Resistance as Heathen Virtue

Within a sound morality and in recognition of the lifestruggle is the virtue of resistance: resistance to degeneracy, to vice, to atheism, to monotheism, to universalism, unsoundness, stagnancy, ad infinitum.

Folk Soul - A Second Compilation of Odinist Artists

We are very pleased to announce the release of "Folk Soul - A Second Compilation of Odinist Artists". Folk Soul is the second release on the Odinic Rite Media label and is the sequel to "Folk Spirit - A Compilation of Odinist Artists" The album features 15 unique track by 14 different artists and will appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes with various genres represented.

Cats and Pianos

A talk by Heimgest DCG to the 2258 Great Moot. At one point, I had a quite amazing cat called Merlin; he was great at catching mice, he was intelligent, he could open doors and he was very vocal and joined in gealdor. But he couldn't play the piano... It wouldn't matter how long he sat at a piano, he would never be able to play it.

Criticism or Endorsement of the OR Way?

By Heimgest CG This has been a very good year for the Rite on many levels. There have been too many initiatives and activities conducted this year to list them all here, suffice to say we have advanced in many areas.

Folk Spirit - A Compilation of Odinist Artists

Folk Spirit Cover Front

We are very proud to announce the release of our first CD, a compilation of music by members and friends of the Odinic Rite.

The compilation is a showcase containing a variety of genres from Odinist around the world.

Thor & Sif

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Few of our divinities have been as much maligned by mythological compilers as Thor. There is no doubt that in the elder days he was an extremely popular god, one who was considered to be the patron of the people, a ready champion in times of trouble.

In Defence of the Term “Myth”

Recently, I’ve had the occasion to discuss with a fellow Heathen the use of the term “myth” with respect to its appropriateness in defining what our sacred stories (our lore) really are all about.

Let's Say Grace

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CHARLES LAMB, the gentlest and one of the best loved of our English writers, once wrote an essay on the subject of saying grace before (or after) a meal. The tradition is probably as old as our religion for it is really an expression of gratitude to our gods for the fruits of the earth and to the animals that provide us, often ungrateful and unthinking, humans with nourishment.

MAY LOKI BE BOUND - Part 1

Within the Odinist / Asatru community as a whole, there is often a rampant misunderstanding and false perception of Loki. At its worst some would claim to be on the ``Lokian path``, some offer blot to this force or pay honour. To be blunt the ignorance displayed in doing such is staggering and to compound it, such individuals invariably think they are actually very clever. They chase further ignorance believing it wisdom, but such is the nature of the Loki energy, it deludes.

MAY LOKI BE BOUND part II

Following publication in the last ORB of the 'MAY LOKI BE BOUND article, I received some very good feedback and questions. As it is vital for both personal growth and the advance of our Holy religion that this figure is properly understood, I think it would be helpful for all OR members to see the pertinent questions and the response.

The Christian Doctrine of the Incarnation - An Odinist view

OF ALL the doctrines of the Christian church it is the Incarnation which, the Christians themselves boast, distinguishes theirs most from other religions, both monotheistic and polytheistic. The Incarnation describes the Christians' belief that a god came down from heaven to earth and became a man.

Finding Ourselves Through Odinism

WITH every advance in science the order that exists within the physical universe becomes more apparent. Nothing is haphazard. And it becomes increasingly difficult for any thinking person to dismiss a metaphysical dimension to the universe.